Columnists

What day is it today?

Marisca looks for a reason to celebrate

Another wonderful human being taken way too soon by cancer

Thom remembers a dear friend who died recently

On the vocabulary of a pandemic

Lorraine digs up some COVID-19 terms and phrases relating to the times we live in

  • May 20, 2020
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An old rescue dog says farewell

Brenda mourns the passing of her companion River

  • May 20, 2020

GUEST VIEW: The banker is not your friend

Letter writer concerned reduction in Bank of Canada rate will not be passed on to consumers

  • May 20, 2020

Music has the power to heal mind, body and soul

Lorraine lifestyle changes related to COVID-19 to expand her appreciation of Canadian singers

  • May 13, 2020

Tiny living update: To think I was worried about winter

A giant dog and a tiny space present challenges during the muddy transition between seasons

Two dollars is nowhere near enough

Trevor feels low-level essential workers are the unsung heroes of the pandemic

Temporary event signs are not always so temporary

I saw the sign (even though I didn’t want to) and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign.

Virtual socializing not worth the trouble

Brenda would rather skip the face to screen time and go for a walk with her dogs

  • May 13, 2020

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020

Adapting grocery choices to more infrequent trips to the store

Brenda has discovered myriad alternatives to dairy products during self-isolation

  • May 6, 2020

Getting kids through the COVID-19 pandemic

Marisca attempts to navigate these uncharted waters without scarring her daughters for life

Liberals miss the bullseye on assault rifle ban

Thom argues party should not have sidestepped parliamentary procedure to keep election promise

Anybody else experiencing Zoom fatigue?

Lorraine navigates the new virtual world

  • May 6, 2020

Learning to be careful posting photos online

Marisca ponders the problems with oversharing on social media

Trying to write something non-COVID-related more difficult than it looks

Thom’s attempt to get off the all-encompassing subject ends up circling back on him

Horror senselessness and heartbreak in Nova Scotia

Brenda’s attempt to ease the stress interrupted by ugly comments

  • Apr 29, 2020

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020